VA - The Soul of Smooth Jazz (2008)
Jazz, Funk,Soul,Soul-Jazz,Smooth Jazz | Expansion
320 kbps | MP3 | unmixed | 2008 | 02:23:39 | 364 Mb
The leading UK soul label Expansion has released this double disc of jazzy soul – or soulful jazz – that contains 30 full-length tracks at the price of a single CD. The tracks are all familiar from various Expansions releases of this decade, mainly from soul albums, from which the instrumentals or semi-instrumentals have been picked here, but also a couple of vocal tracks.
It is a well-known fact that smooth jazz albums typically contain 1-2 vocal tracks, which are often classy jazz-flavoured soul tracks. I'd love to have a double disc compilation of those tracks as well, but this release rather represents the jazz-inclined cuts on soul albums and not vice versa. Nothing wrong with that of course, either, although not many cuts here are the prime tracks of the original albums. The artists featured have all been introduced on our reviews at Soul Express, just have a search from our Search page to find the reviews of many of the original CDs.